Oregon third in new sustainability ranking
By Christina Williams, Sustainable Business Oregon
Sustainable Business Oregon
In a play to cater to green-minded businesses that might be shopping for a new home, Site Selection magazine released its inaugural sustainability rankings Thursday, placing Oregon third on its state list behind California (No.1) and Washington (No. 2).
In the magazine's city list, the Portland metro area placed second behind the San Francisco Bay Area.
Its top sustainable nation list elevates Canada to the top spot followed by Brazil and China. The United States was not in the top 10.
Published by Conway Data Inc., Site Selection magazine examined corporate facility management in green technology sectors to weight its sustainability index. The list's creators also gave points for factors that make those investments possible including government policies. The number of LEED-certified green buildings also factored into the calculation.
The full report, available here, includes the following rankings:
Top five sustainable states:
- 1. California
- 2. Washington
- 3. Oregon
- 4. Massachusetts
- 5. Minnesota
Top five sustainable U.S. metros:
- 1. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.
- 2. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Ore.-Wash.
- 3. Denver-Aurora, Colo.
- 4. Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.
- 5. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif.
Top five sustainable nations:
- 1. Canada
- 2. Brazil
- 3. China
- 4. Germany
- 5. Norway
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